The Kármán Line

Written by

Dawn King

Director and Story by Oscar Sharp
Producers: Tiernan Hanby, Max McGill and Campbell Beaton

Screened at over 18 festivals including Palm Springs, Hamptons, New York and London. Screened in cinemas in the UK and Internationally as part of the BAFTA Shorts programme. Broadcast on PBS TV in the US.


  • Best Short, BAFTA


  • Best Short, BIFA
  • Best Short, Savannah Film Fest
  • Ellen Award for Originality and Best Comedy, Aspen Shortsfest
  • Best Narrative Short, Oklahoma Deadcentre Fest
  • Best Short Drama, New Hampshire Film Fest
  • Best Short Drama, San Jose Film Fest
  • Grand Prix Short, Xining Film Fest China
  • Best Short, UK Film Fest
  • Grand Prize and Best Foreign Film, Alhambra Film Fest
  • Best Narrative Short, Riverrun Film Fest
  • Zarathoustra Best Film Award, Eidôlon Philosophical Film Festival
  • Grand Prix, Prix France Télévisions and Prix Collège, Court Métrange Fest and Audience Favourite, Shortsup Festival Romania
“A fascinatingly surreal and also moving fantasy-parable on the theme of death and bereavement – and also, mysteriously, on what it feels like to die.”The Guardian
“Watching it, you feel the love and sorrow familiar from actual loss, unburdened by the details of straight realism, or of real life.” The New Yorker
“This heartbreaking metaphorical dissection of terminal illness is calibrated and paced to perfection, capturing all the right notes and pushing the concept to a satisfying conclusion.” Little White Lies

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